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Groundbreaking Study Shows Lab-created Bt Toxins are Distinctly Different Nature’s Bt

Potential for biological harm skyrockets when this significantly  different pesticide slips through regulatory toxin safety assessments by government authorities. To find out more, click link.

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/environment/have-monsanto-and-the-biotech-industry-turned-natural-bt-pesticides-into-gmo-super-toxins/#more-2262

New Canadian Data on Dangerous North American Glyphosate Residues on nonGMO Crops

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, also patented as an antibiotic in addition to an herbicide. It was originally used as a boiler descaler to remove minerals from heating elements.   With EPA dysfunctional, we have to seek good data from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which Moms Across America has made available to us.  For those unaware of American use in Chemical Industrial farming, Glyphosate is often used as a crop ripener or desiccant to facilitate harvesting, leaving a residue on affected produce that travels to your dining table.

“These non-organic foods are highly contaminated with this carcinogen, neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, and antibiotic that causes liver disease because glyphosate herbicides are often sprayed as a drying agent on grains, beans and legume crops.” To read more, click the link below compiled by Tony Mitra:  http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/top_ten_foods_to_avoid_in_america

CORNELL UNIVERSITY SUBSTITUTING AS MONSANTO PR-  What has happened to Cornell’s storied land grant university and reputation????  Scientific integrity, Students, Farmers, Innocent People, Animals around the world suffering from PR papers substituting for science.  Not to mention chemical contamination of drinking water, soils, much more!

 

New Test for Glyphosate Free Residue Certification

This new certification is great news for food manufacturers who want to certify their food with this important quality attribute: food free from Glyphosate residues! Consumers will benefit as well because organic and nonGMO Verified Project labels do not necessarily mean foods are Glyphosate or Roundup-free.  Glyphosate is the most used and abused herbicide in history!  Roundup is a pesticide toxin sprayed on GMO crops as part of the pesticide-dependent GMO crop system,  but many people are unaware it is often used as a pre-harvest crop ripener on nonGMO crops.   In this application, it essentially kills the plant to facilitate harvesting of many conventional crops like beans, peas, chick peas, and other plants.  The Glyphosate toxin remains on the food part of the plant and accumulates on foods, lacking Federal government review or limits on residue accumulation from multiple sprays. So many people have no idea they are regularly ingesting a pesticide toxin (which has also been patented by Monsanto as an antibiotic) at their dining tables.  Over time, the sublethal chemical doses of Glyphosate can lead to a myriad of health problems.

For more information https://detoxproject.org/glyphosate-in-numbers/ and   https://www.ifoam.bio/en/news/2017/04/18/monsanto-tribunal-judges-present-their-conclusions

Lawsuits Piling Up Against Monsanto’s Roundup/Glyphosate

Monsanto appears to be falling behind when it comes to defending against harmful health findings in farmers, farm workers, animals and others exposed to toxic pesticide chemicals in Roundup’s Glyphosate herbicide formulations.  In fact, California has become the first state to declare Glyphosate as carcinogenic, following the World Health Organization’s finding last year. As a result of this cancer classification, Monsanto is now required to post”clear and reasonable warning” that the chemical  is known to cause cancer.  The mounting lawsuits allege farmers are developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among other health harms from the Roundup chemical exposure to people and pets. People have been misled and lied to by industry and its surrogate speakers about Roundup’s so-called “safety” profile since the 1990’s.  

An article by Dr. Mercola published April 12, 2017 states: “To date, there are over 700 individual cases being brought against Monsanto at the state and federal level.In one of those cases in San Francisco, California, a judge unsealed documents that suggest employees of Monsanto ghost wrote studies attributed to academics — studies that were then used to determine glyphosate does not cause cancer.

Documents indicate a senior officer at the EPA worked with Monsanto to suppress independent reviews of the ingredients. Insider information was shared with Monsanto to guide the message they published to the public.  The chair of the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee even promised to obstruct a Department of Health and Human Services review of glyphosate, and indeed that safety review never took place. One of the attorneys for the McCall family, environmental activist and author Robert F. Kennedy Jr., commented:

“Mounting evidence suggests that Monsanto knew about the hazards posed by glyphosate exposure, but failed to disclose this information to the public. Any time a corporation markets a harmful product to consumers as safe for use, it must be held accountable for the damage caused by that product.

Glyphosate is the product of both modern chemistry and a profoundly corrupt corporate culture. It is sad for our country and our people that such a powerful economic leader can only be trusted to put private greed before public health.”

In 1987 11 million pounds of glyphosate were applied in the U.S, compared to the now nearly 300 million pounds applied each year.”  Continue reading article here.

4-11-17 NEWS: Monsanto has been using false information to consumers indicating  Roundup was biodegradable and not harmful to humans for years. Now there are 2 lawsuits to bring independent science (instead of company PR-contrived science) into the court room- Monsanto sued for misleading consumers in Roundup label

UN Experts Slam Global Pesticide Industry for Human and Environmental Damage

Reported by Sustainable Pulse: “Two United Nations experts are calling Tuesday for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming, and move towards sustainable agricultural practices. They say: “excessive use of pesticides are very dangerous to human health, to the environment and it is misleading to claim they are vital to ensuring food security.”  The Special Rapporteurs pointed to research showing that pesticides were responsible for an estimated 200,000 acute poisoning deaths each year. The overwhelming number of fatalities, some 99%, occurred in developing countries where health, safety and environmental regulations were weaker.Chronic exposure to pesticides has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, hormone disruption, developmental disorders and sterility. Farmers and agricultural workers, communities living near plantations, indigenous communities and pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable to pesticide exposure and require special protections.

The experts warn that certain pesticides can persist in the environment for decades and pose a threat to the entire ecological system on which food production depends. The excessive use of pesticides contaminates soil and water sources, causing loss of biodiversity, destroying the natural enemies of pests, and reducing the nutritional value of food. The impact of such overuse also imposes staggering costs on national economies around the world.  To continue reading click here

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